The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. Their goal is to provide broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits. They see their most important role as being a catalyst for research collaboration across the conventional boundaries of school, department, center and laboratory. Partnerships with industry, government and other universities to help solve real-world problems are encouraged.
The Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) brings together the strengths of its six member institutions to build interdisciplinary collaborative research teams and training programs in the biological sciences at their intersection with the computational, chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences. Comprised of six prominent and geographically proximate Gulf Coast institutions, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the GCC's goal is to provide a cutting-edge collaborative training environment and research infrastructure, one beyond the capability of any single institution. The GCC's mission is to train the next generation of bioscientists and to enable scientists to ask and answer questions that cross scientific disciplines to address the challenging biological issues of our time and, ultimately, to apply the resulting expertise and knowledge to the treatment and prevention of disease.